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Insider Only Pittsburgh 4 – Calgary 1: Crosby nets hat trick in milestone game

Pens extend winning streak to six games
Sidney Crosby scored three times and Brent Johnson made 30 saves, leading the Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon at the Consol Energy Center.
Pittsburgh extended their winning streak to 6 games and have a 15-8-2 record at the 25 game mark.
It was a milestone game for Crosby whose second goal of the game at the 9:12 mark of the second period was his 200th career goal.
Crosby has reached the 200 goal plateau in 396 games. Mario Lemieux owns the team record, scoring 200 goals in 277 games.
Crosby scored at even strength, on the power play and short-handed. He has 18 goals and 22 assists on the season, leading the NHL with 40 points in 25 games.

Arron Asham also scored for Pittsburgh in the win. Asham blistered a slap shot from the right circle at 6:26 of the second off Kris Letang’s rebound for his third goal of the season.
Letang had three assists and recorded his 100th career point in the game. Letang is tied for the points lead among defenseman with 22. Brooks Orpik added 2 assists.
The Penguins were 4-for-4 on the PK and have killed off 29 straight penalties and 47 of 49 penalties in the month of November.
The Penguins entered Saturday’s game with the No. 1 PK unit in the NHL and are now at 90.2% on the season.
Pittsburgh recorded 24 first period shots and 43 shots in the game. The Penguins were three shots off their franchise high of 27 shots in the first period.
Pittsburgh scratched forwards Mike Comrie, Eric Godard and defenseman Ben Lovejoy. Deryk Engelland returned to the lineup and led the Penguins 6 blocked shots.
Pittsburgh will have an off-day on Sunday. They return to game action Monday night on the road against the New York Rangers.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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